My son is just now seven months and we finally started solids last week. We were holding off because of food allergy issues (he has a dairy allergy so I'm off dairy) and I just was kind of scared to start down the solid food road. I felt so bad for him because he seemed so interested in food and I felt like I was depriving him. Well, I needn't have felt so bad because he could CARE LESS about solid food. We started out by slicing up a pear and steaming until it was nice and soft. I gave him a couple of slices and he played with them for a minute before bringing it up to his mouth. He made a horrified face, dropped the pear slice, and cried until I took the pear slices off of his high chair tray. For the next four or five days I put a couple of pear slices on his high chair tray once a day and he would push them around and bring them up towards his mouth and the second it touched the outside of his mouth, he would make his disgusted face, drop the slices and that was it. Yesterday, I steamed some cut up potato and gave him a few pieces of that. It was basically the same thing as the pear except he had more fun smashing these up into little messy bits. He has yet to actually get anything into his mouth. I almost want to spoon feed him something so that he gets the idea that it is food, but at the same time I want him to go at his own pace and decide what and how much to eat. Anyway, I'm just looking to see if others had the same type of experience with starting solids. I kind of expected him to pick up a piece of food, put it in his mouth, and be excited about eating it. I'm still waiting for him to "get" it.